Selepas Hujan Resort is an ideal weekend getaway for those prepared to soak in the tranquility of an exclusive, private retreat.   

The resort designed bedrooms capturing idyllic nostalgia of village life. Imagine waking up to the cacophony of song-birds, gazing at the mountains through the morning mist.  

Its 4000 acres undisturbed since colonial times. Stretching from the outskirts of Seremban town in Negri Sembilan right through to Kuala Pilah, Negri Sembilan’s Royal town.  

The Batang Penar River gushes down a rock-filled zig-zagging waterway and into the valley below. Its momentum on the journey is broken by granite ledges, creating waterfalls and cascades that gently fill up rock pools.  

This forest was home to the Temuan orang asli (the natives of the land). Three huts on the ridges of the hills made up the entire village. They were self-contained: the forest provided them with food, healing medicines, shelter and all else. The excess was traded with middlemen in the village below for essentials like salt and rice.  

After independence they were resettled into villages built by the government. They were given housing and some were allocated pieces of land where they were taught to plant rubber and other commodities. Today, there are some 50 families with a population of 350 residents. Most work in factories and farms nearby; a few still return to the jungle to harvest durians and petai to be sold in town or to middlemen.  

The Temuan’s quest for rights to their land remains unfulfilled. Like many Orang Asli communities in Malaysia, their livelihood lies in a delicate balance that is still emotionally and spiritually connected to the jungles and forests that their forefathers have roamed for thousands of years. For now, this Temuan community live at Kampung Baru, Pantai and are hanging on to the little of the old ways left for them.  

Address: Lot 28431, Kampung Bukit Tinggi, Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia.   

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Note, All images in this article credit @ selepashujan.com 

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